NEW GLOUCESTER — Voters will face 39 warrant articles at the annual town meeting starting at 7 p.m.  Monday, May 2, at Memorial School on Route 231.

Nine articles to fund the operation of the municipality total $2,778,001.

Article 2 seeks voter approval to raise $16,150 for selectmen; $286,080 for administration; $4,350 for town meetings/elections; $35,450 for tax assessment; $58,841 for code enforcement; $18,000 for legal expenses; and $15,000 for unanticipated expenses.

Article 3 requests approval for general assistance at $47,500; health officer at $1,000; animal control at $11,250; cemeteries at $9,000; inter-agency requests at $4,650; and water treatment at $5,000.

Article 4 seeks $204,036 for the Fire Department; $2,500 for emergency management; $6,000 for street lights; and $30,350 for public safety dispatch.

Article 5 seeks voter approval for $589,800 for highway department; $208,275 for solid waste; and $2,000 for tree care.

Article 6 requests $90,940 for planning; $300 for water resources; and $1,200 for Sabbathday Lake water testing.

Article 8 seeks $302,500 for insurance; $75,500 for Social Security/retirement; and $364,000 for debt service.

Selectmen in articles 10 through 13 seek $5,000 for a fairgrounds playground; $5,000 for library capital reserve; $75,000 for  public works equipment; and $20,000 for transfer station equipment.

Articles 14 through 20 seeks approval to spend $1,823,500 to pay for capital projects. These include fire/rescue turnout gear; radio replacement; a replacement fire engine for $400,000; transfer station equipment for $147,500; bridge repair at the Outlet Road for $20,000; a highway truck for $160,000 and a cemetery mower at $15,000.

And, Pineland tax increment financing funds of $1 million will be used for the reconstruction of the Morse Road.

Selectmen seek approval to dispose of 15 foreclosed properties.

There is a request to spend $4,330 in matching funds to receive a $36,125 grant for energy efficiency.

Amendments to the town’s zoning ordinance are requested for street and storm drainage and design and construction standards.


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